What Does it Mean to ‘Belong’ at Work?

About This Episode

What Does it Mean to ‘Belong’ at Work?

Many organizations find themselves facing a disconnect between bringing awareness to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and actually driving behavioral changes. A key component of enabling these changes is making employees feel like they belong in the workplace, but this isn’t guaranteed. Su Joun, diversity and inclusion scholar and practitioner, professor, and principal at Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group, joins host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek to share her advice on how organizations can start to drive these behavioral changes, and foster a sense of belonging for all.

About Our Guest

Su Joun

Su Joun (she/her/hers) is the Principal of Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group LLC that specializes in innovative, implementation-focused (“the how”) diversity & inclusion (D&I) training and consultation. She has taught Global Human Resources, Organizational Behavior and CareerLaunch classes at Suffolk University and has presented on D&I proven practices and cutting edge concepts to the Boston Bar Association, Hawaii Young Healthcare Professionals, Underscore Core Summit, and Harvard University Women in Business Social Impact Conference.

About Our Host

Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek

As Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle is responsible for the leading global marketing strategy for the Skillsoft group of companies, focused on driving growth, generating brand awareness and increasing demand for Skillsoft’s solutions among learners, customers and partners. Since joining the company in 2019, she has overseen customer marketing, corporate communications, demand generation, marketing operations and business development.

Michelle brings more than 25 years of marketing, branding and strategy experience to her role. Prior to Skillsoft, she held several executive positions of increasing responsibility in the high-tech sector, including as Chief Marketing Officer of IBM Watson, where she was responsible for marketing the company's artificial intelligence (AI) products and solutions. Michelle also served as the Global Head of Marketing for The Weather Company, an IBM Business, where she helped companies understand how to anticipate, plan for and ultimately make better decisions – with greater confidence - in the face of weather.

Michelle holds a Master's of Science from Simmons University.